Ryan is the Founder and General Partner at Matchstick Ventures. Founding Matchstick in 2013, Ryan created a vehicle to support and interact with fellow entrepreneurs. Ryan is also the Founder of the Techstars Retail Accelerator w/ Target and Co-Founder of Beta.MN and Twin Cities Startup Week. Prior to Matchstick, Ryan founded University Guide, LLC – a university-based publication business – that was eventually sold in 2008.